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Vacancy

A job that has not been filled. A job vacancy may occur when an employee quits or is terminated or when a company creates a new position. A large number of job vacancies in an area may indicate that unemployment is about to decline or that workers have sufficient job security to hold out for higher wages or other benefits. Alternatively, vacancies may indicate that the workforce is poorly trained for what needs to be done. See also: Help-Wanted Index.

vacancy

a JOB position offered by an employer that currently remains unfilled. Employers may seek to fill a vacant job position by REDEPLOYMENT of existing staff within their own firms or other organizations or may seek to take on new staff by advertising job positions in local and national newspapers, by using a private RECRUITMENT AGENCY or by accessing the government's network of JOB CENTRES.
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Job openings reflected an expansion in labor demand during 2013.
In addition, the ratio of job seekers to job openings held steady in nearly all metro areas.
Mailed every other Thursday, 24 times a year, each issue contains information on 150-180 new job openings across the country.
In addition, the ratio of job seekers to job openings held relatively steady in the majority of metro areas.
The JOLTS program measures job openings, hires, and separations on a monthly basis by industry (2) and geographic region.
With nationwide job openings increasing for the third month in a row, we see an improved outlook for those who are unemployed," said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired.
Simply Hired January 2013 Employment Outlook Shows 2012 End with 10 Percent More Job Openings than Previous Year
For the second month in a row we're seeing positive growth in job openings nationwide," said Gautam Godhwani, Co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired.
However, the non-profit and retail industries faced the largest decreases in job openings this month, at -7.
It is very encouraging to see that job openings have increased again this month, marking a steady growth trend in the right direction," said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 29,000 in June from May to 3.